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    BBC 3 Axed

    BBC News - BBC Three to be axed as on-air channel

    I'm not surprised. Whilst it started off well it's been going downhill for a while now.

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    Nooooooooooo! The GF doesn't have cable/sat at her house and Family Guy on BBC3 was about the only thing i could bring myself to watch!

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    Oh wow, was reading that article earlier and the Beeb's position was that nothing was decided.
    Guess it has been now!

    I quite liked BBC 3 when it launched but I barely even glance at it now. And for the celebs saying about it being the home of BBC comedy, BBC 2 has generally had much better comedy on it.

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    Fair do's, I was sick of my licence fee going on the trash they show on there.

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    Why BBC 3 and not BBC 4? BBC 4 gets about 4 million less viewers per week than 3!

    BBC 4 should have been merged with 2 and BBC 3 kept!

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    Not sure how it will save money? I'm guessing the main cost of the channel comes from actually making the programes? Which will still happen... just broad casted online?

    I watch BBC3 in bed sometimes on my freeview TV so I am a bit dissapointed with this! I never watch anything online bar downloading stuff on my sky box on demand in the living room

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Why BBC 3 and not BBC 4? BBC 4 gets about 4 million less viewers per week than 3!

    BBC 4 should have been merged with 2 and BBC 3 kept!
    Perhaps more of BBC 4's viewers pay their license fee

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    You can't beat a bit of Family Guy every evening, despite the fact the BBC repeat the same episodes about 50 times a year!

    Oh well, I think they should make everything online only, then do away with the license fee altogether!

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    Does this mean they'll have to rename BBC4 as BBC3 that'll confuse 'em.

    I think some of the shows on BBC America are a lot better than they show here - for ex Copper (which they axed after 2 series)

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Why BBC 3 and not BBC 4? BBC 4 gets about 4 million less viewers per week than 3!

    BBC 4 should have been merged with 2 and BBC 3 kept!
    The simple answer is budget - BBC Three: £85m vs BBC Four: £49m. According to the press, Auntie has to save £100m and I guess BBC3 is closer to the mark. Did you know the BBC spent over £100m on "The Voice"? Axing that one program means they could save the entire channel, but that's not going to happen., as Danny Cohen thinks it's great television. Me, I think it's grate television!

    The problem with moving BBC4 to BBC2 is BBC4 shows many series, which would get lost during the endless overruns of snooker, tennis, darts, etc.

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    So It will go BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC 4 not sure why OCD can cope with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    The simple answer is budget - BBC Three: £85m vs BBC Four: £49m. According to the press, Auntie has to save £100m and I guess BBC3 is closer to the mark. Did you know the BBC spent over £100m on "The Voice"? Axing that one program means they could save the entire channel, but that's not going to happen., as Danny Cohen thinks it's great television. Me, I think it's grate television!

    The problem with moving BBC4 to BBC2 is BBC4 shows many series, which would get lost during the endless overruns of snooker, tennis, darts, etc.
    How on earth do they manage to spend £100m on 'The Voice'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    How on earth do they manage to spend £100m on 'The Voice'?
    You need a lot of expensive man hours on autotune to make that even remotely bareable.

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    Meh...it wasn't very good anyway. Family Guy repeats were about the only thing worth watching. I get more entertainment flicking back and forth between Russia Today and Sky News in the current crisis. "Wasn't us!" "Was them." "We blame them." "They blame us...it was them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    And for the celebs saying about it being the home of BBC comedy, BBC 2 has generally had much better comedy on it.
    I was gonna say, when was the last time a good comedy series premiered on BBC3? Probably around the time of stuff like The Mighty Boosh, years ago.

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